Musical Director And Accompanist

Our Guest Conductor

Philip Robinson

Philip has been immersed in music all his life. He began his career at age 9 when he became a chorister at Durham Cathedral, eventually following his brothers as head chorister. He later studied piano and organ at the Royal College of Music and was awarded a First Class Degree. Since 1980 Philip has been based in Nottingham and currently maintains a balance between teaching music at Nottingham High School and performance. He has broad musical interests extending from baroque to jazz. He particularly enjoys accompanying whether it be on the piano or harpsichord (his favourite instrument) and he also has a great interest in choral music. He has been involved with the Nottingham Harmonic Society and the Nottingham Bach Choir and of course was the Musical Director of Grantham Choral Society for five very successful seasons until April 2006 and again from 2009 till 2013. Philip is also an examiner for the ABRSM and the accompanist to the internationally famous girls' choir Cantamus in Mansfield Philip became President of the Society in September 2006

Accompanist - Sally Anthony

Photograph of Sally Anthony

Sally Anthony graduated with a B.Mus. Degree from the University of Sheffield studying piano and voice, and subsequently obtained her music teaching diploma from Trinity College, London.

Sally was born in Grantham and on her return from university in 1980, quickly established a very successful private piano teaching practice in the town. She became an accompanist to the Grantham Choral Society in 1984 and since 1993 has been the sole accompanist. Sally is one of the most highly valued musicians in the area both as a talented teacher and a performer of great sensitivity. Although she devotes most of her time to teaching, she enjoys making music with other local musicians. Sally is involved in helping young amateur musicians and consequently is in great demand during the annual Grantham Music Festival competition. She is particularly interested in the church choral tradition and in the summer of 2008, was instrumental in helping to set up the St Wulfram's Chamber Choir, to explore the depth and variety of unaccompanied sacred music with a small group of singers.

Apart from music, Sally also has a keen interest in complementary therapies, and recently qualified as a reflexologist.